Orang National Park

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Recently, a Royal Bengal tiger was found dead in Assam's Orang National Park due to age-related problems.

About Orang National Park:

  • It is located on the north bank of the Brahmaputra River in the state of Assam.
  • It was established as a sanctuary in 1985 and declared a National Park on 13 April 1999. 
  • It is also known as the mini Kaziranga National Park (IUCN site) since the two parks have a similar landscape made up of marshes, streams and grasslands and are inhabited by the Great Indian One-Horned Rhinoceros.
  • It is also a Tiger Reserve of the country which was notified in 2016.
  • Fauna: Rhinoceros, Tiger, Elephants, Hog Deer, Wild Pig, Civet Cat, One-Horned Rhinoceros. 


Q1) What is a national park?

National parks have been defined by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) as areas to be managed for ecosystem protection and recreation.

Source:  Assam: Royal Bengal Tiger Found Dead in Orang National Park